Tuesday, July 28, 2009

28 weeks...

Just a little post to let you know that I am now 28 weeks pregnant and at this stage everything looks to be going well. Okay, well I could do without the high blood pressure and diabetes and all of the meds...BUT the baby is growing well, moving a lot and shows no signs of arriving early. I saw the OBGYN today and she has scheduled me for a c-section on Sept 30th - when I will be 37 weeks. The reasons for delivering a bit earlier and by c-section are mainly due to my existing pregnancy issues and the fact that if they let nature take its course, then there could be increased risks for the baby (and me). At this stage it is predicted that our little baby boy will go to Special care for anywhere up to 3 days while they stabilise his blood sugar levels, but hopefully when I go home so will he! The hospital even offers a boarding room (in the ward) where I take care of myself, but can stay for several days if our baby needs extra time. During the c-section the doctors are also going to remove my right ovary with the troublesome cyst and perform a tubal ligation ( we are happy with 3 beautiful boys). So I imagine that I will be staying in hospital for about 7 days - 2 days before the c-section and 5 days after. BUT if I make a speedy recovery I am sure they will happily discharge me earlier :-)

We are organised and are now just counting down the weeks. The nursery is decorated and ready for its new occupant. I have managed to purchase lots of cute tiny clothes (probably too much but who cares!). And last weekend I went out with my beautiful friend Pat and my beautiful sister in law Kelly and purchased a divine red pram and a change table. So it feels like we are as organised as we can be at this stage. Those of you who know me well won't be at all surprised to learn that I even have two lists stuck to the nursery door with things I need to bring to hospital for me and for our baby boy. Now here's hoping he is just as organised (grin).

Hugs to all,
Lisa xx

9 comments:

Bounty said...

What a beautiful family! I arrived on your blog randomly and I really like it! Now it's on my favourites list. I'm a mum of a little boy called Marlow and I really enjoy reading other mummy stories online. Have you picked a name for baby yet? I remember I spent a lot of time chilling out choosing my baby names. Here a great link http://www.bounty.com/babynames/ Let us know how it's going!! Jo and her little Marlow

Anonymous said...

Oh my, it's getting so exciting, with another lovely baby coming into your Lives, & our family..
Your so organized, good for you..
Indi-Bub's is also due to be born 18th Aug now ,( or near then )not early sept...What cherished litle fellows they will be..

Lot's -O- Love..Auntie ( M )

Lisa - Mum to Mitch and Harry said...

Thank you Jo for reading my blog.
Hugs,
Lisa xx

Lisa - Mum to Mitch and Harry said...

Wow Auntie M - August 18th only two days after the boys :-)
Very exciting.
Hugs,
Lisa xx

Anonymous said...

I am soooo glad to hear all is going as well as it is! Just keep resting (haha) and look after yourself for the next 8 weeks!! If all goes to plan for us too, we will actually be in Adelaide then, so I will actually get to see you and your precious bundle in the early days woohoo!!!
Love ya heaps
Jenn

Lisa - Mum to Mitch and Harry said...

Woohoo! Can't wait for your arrival.
Love Lisa xx

Anonymous said...

Wonderful news Lisa Ann.
Is it Lyell Mac that your new little chickadee will be born in .. or??? If it's Lyell Mac,then you'll be just down the road from me :-)))
I LOVE your tongue in cheek comment that you hope your new little boy "is just as organised" as you are. You may come to regret this wish ...
I also had an ovarian cyst removal and tubal ligation after the birth of my last babe and only when I knew the time was right. Up until then I'd always had question marks in my head.
Much xxx as always and can't wait to greet Harrison and Mitchell's little baby bro.
Auntie Catherine.

Lisa - Mum to Mitch and Harry said...

Dear Auntie Catherine,
Yes this little bundle is scheduled to be delivered at the Lyell - so just around the corner from you and Uncle John :-)

Hugs,
Lisa xx

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